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Don Smith

Don Smith

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  • International Arbitration

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Don is a partner in our Vancouver office and has more than 30 years of experience in complex construction and product liability litigation.

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His litigation and dispute resolution practice is concentrated on construction claims, directors’ and officers’liability, defence of municipalities, product liability, and defence for property and liability insurers in complex multi-party claims. Don also routinely acts for construction design professionals. His construction practice includes negotiation and drafting of various types of construction documents on behalf of owners and general contractors as well as dispute resolution and litigation involving tendering, procurement and builders liens.

Don also acts as insurance coverage counsel. He is a trusted advisor in the industry, regularly providing opinions on the interpretation of policy wording with practical and clear recommendations.

 

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada from 2013 to 2020 as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the areas of Insurance Law and Construction Law.
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star.
  • Lectures and provides seminars to industry and legal professionals, including presentations for the Pacific Business & Law Institute and the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.

 

Professional Association

  • Member, Law Society of BC
  • Past Director, A.T. Artropolis Society
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Defence Research Institute
  • Member, International Association of Defence Counsel (IADC)

 

Actively involved in High School Law Program

 

Education:

  • JD, University of Saskatchewan (1990)
  • BA, University of Regina (1986)

 

Bar admission:

  • British Columbia, 1991
Sectors

Sectors

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

  • Professional Practices

Services

Services

  • International Arbitration

  • Projects & Construction